Woodbury

Woodbury (HMBIO)

Location: Woodbury, CT 06798 Litchfield County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 32.263', W 73° 12.433'

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In 1659 citizens of Stratford purchased from the Pegasset Indians the land, then called Pomperaug Plantation, that is now occupied by Woodbury, Southbury, Roxbury, Bethlehem and parts of Washington, Middlebury and Oxford. It was re-named Woodbury in 1673 and became the twenty-third town of Connecticut. The first congregation was gathered to a church near this marker, and townspeople were called to worship by the town drummer stationed on the rock to the east.

The streams of Woodbury provided power for making cutlery and woolen cloth from colonial days through the nineteenth century, but agriculture was the town's main occupation, while forests furnished charcoal for the metal furnaces of neighboring industries.

"I love the rocks and rills
Thy woods and templed hills."
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HM NumberHMBIO
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Year Placed1976
Placed ByTown of Woodbury, Woodbury American Revolution Bicentennial Committee, Connecticut Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 11:10pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 649546 N 4600003
Decimal Degrees41.53771667, -73.20721667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 32.263', W 73° 12.433'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 32' 15.78" N, 73° 12' 25.98" W
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Area Code(s)203
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 387 Main St S, Woodbury CT 06798, US
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